The Rutgers Culture of Health School Program (RCHSP), is funded through the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey. This grant is a partnership between NJHKI and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Consumer Health Sciences (RCE FCHS). It is designed to support student health through physical literacy and culinary nutrition.
The RCHSP offers a variety of activities designed to teach culinary nutrition concepts and fun ways to stay physically active. A team of education, nutrition, and fitness experts has developed a curriculum of six nutrition and six physical literacy lesson plans with video content and digital games. Each lesson plan is been written out in detail, including Health and Physical Education Core Content Standards, suggested procedures, and additional resources to extend activities. Learning and skill development can be assessed through student pre- and post-program surveys. These materials can be implemented in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of both. Most of these lessons were designed to be incorporated into a Health/Phys Ed class. In a perfect world, we would like schools to implement one nutrition lesson and one physical activity lesson each week for a total of six weeks.
RCHSP in the News
5/4/2022 Accuweather New Story
“Rutgers Culture of Health School Program Builds Nutrition and Fitness Literacy with Horizon Foundation Grant.” (July 7, 2020).
“Horizon Foundation Grant Supports Healthy Choices and Healthy Kids.” (June 29, 2020).
“Rutgers Culture of Health School Program Launches in-Person Component in Edison School District.” (March 30, 2022).
Are you a school or student interested in this program? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org